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The Life of a Martial Artist

Posted: April 11, 2017

 

The pictures in the collage are between 2 and 6 years old.  What they represent is timeless.

We do a lot of “crazy” things as part of our school.  We take Black Belts and Black Belt Candidates out into the woods every year for Black Belt Camp. We host a Christmas Skating Party and Pot Luck. We hold special events like the Pilsung ATA-zing Race, Tiger Easter Workout and Egg Hunt, the Annual Family Picnic and many others. We go hang out with local Preschoolers and workout with local Elementary Schools.  We support, and clown around a bit with, our local Fire Department. We support a number local charity organizations and collect everything from canned goods to blankets, often making it a contest for the students to encourage teamwork and creative thinking.


Preschool Lessons, Long Term Impact

Posted: April 07, 2017

The Staff of Pilsung ATA Martial Arts believes that a child’s total well-being, both mental and physical, should be strengthened simultaneously. Obviously martial arts training can provide a host of physical well-being benefits.  What is not always so clear is how that same class also improves emotional health and mental strength of the child when they engage with their instructor and classmates on the mats.

Here are just a few of the benefits of martial arts training for your pre-school child:


5 Health Benefits for Adults in Martial Arts

Posted: April 04, 2017

Are you an adult who is looking for a way to lose weight?

Or is it that you need to strengthen your body? 

Do you simply want to develop better health and higher energy levels?


Teen abducted walking to school, raped

Posted: January 31, 2017

(READ ORIGINAL STORY HERE: Teen abducted walking to school, raped )

LAWRENCE, MA (WCVB/CNN) - Police arrested a suspect in a sexual assault on a 13-year-old student Thursday.

They said Angel Mateo, 21, abducted and assaulted the teen who was walking to school Thursday morning.


Meditation Instead of Punishment?

Posted: January 31, 2017

As a conventional method of punishment, most students are sent to detention, subjected to undesirable after-school activities, or even suspended when they do something wrong. That’s how a Baltimore elementary school, Robert W. Coleman, used to do things before they discovered a new, healthier way to approach “discipline.”

Partnering with the Holistic Life Foundation, the school now employs the Mindful Moment program to instead teach kids to wind down, reflect, and breathe in tough situations. When students are misbehaving, they send them to the Mindful Moment room for “individual assistance with emotional self-regulation.”


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